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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Gloria J Zucaro's "South of Tucson"

A week of some things not pertaining directly to art endeavors.  My very small laundry room is about 5 feet 6 inches by 6 feet and had three doors entering into it. One came in from the garage. The one opposite that led from the laundry room into the dining room. On the wall opposite the washer and dryer was the door going down to the basement. If the garage door and dining room doors were open they almost touched in front of the two machines and with the basement door open it overlapped the entry into the dining room.  Before Christmas I had the basement door removed and a pocket door installed in its' place.  This week I had the dining room door removed and a solid wood barn door put on the inside of the dining room wall to cover that doorway when needed or to remain open for easy access to the basement or garage.  The reason I had asked for a solid wood door is because the door and the track will be painted to match the dining room wall color and it is now suitable to hang a painting on, whether opened or closed. Yea!  

My painting this week has also been "updated".  I put in the foreground and subtracted two automobiles!  Formerly the bottom quarter of the page was a dark shadow blue color...too much uninteresting blue.  It was supposed to show that I was standing on the edge of a two lane highway separated by some desert space which is what was in my photograph.  I must learn not to be so literal!

I am linking with Paint Party Friday. You will be inspired by the art from all over the world that was created this week.

If you are on Facebook, I also have a page called Gloria J Zucaro Artwork in Pen & Ink.  I post there occasionally. Have a great week.~gloria

Here is "South of Tucson". Oil on canvas sheet. 7 1/4"H x 11 1/4"W. 


56 comments:

  1. Lovely piece Gloria. Glad your updates were a success.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. I am glad they are finished, except for painting.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate your comment. A good week to you, too.

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  3. Hello you! I have been so remiss in visiting friend's blogs. you really captured the feeling of Tucson, gorgeous. i also love hearing about your reno, my secret love is house reno and looking at house plans. Yup, weird but I was raised by parents who flipped houses before it was a "thing". My mom is especially good at it and got me hooked. She'd be thrilled with your practical and smart fixes. I'm gonna try to remember to join paint party friday from now on so see you there!

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    1. I am with you on that! Whenever I move, I eventually feel the need to redo the different "strange" areas of the house. See you next time!

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  4. Your door solution sounds good, and love the painting. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  5. You've get your beautiful painting 'live'. Love it.
    Happy PPF ❤

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  6. thanks for visiting my blog and saying YO. I remember when we used to talk too, this health thing has really kicked my butt for the last few years. You remembering the talks we had, that now I know I had cancer even then as I tried to find out why I couldn't lose weight and was so frustrated with my health. Now to know it was all about the meds to control the bleeding that I didn't know was also controlling the cancer...makes me feel so frustrated. so much struggle. I'm just glad there was probably little to no growth over the years because of the meds. Now just onward and upward, well hopefully downward, slimmer, slimmer, lol. Talk soon, now that I'm gonna do PPF, I didn't know your email so I thought I'd use this, lol. Mine is thejaemac@shaw.ca Have a great weekend my friend, so glad to be reconnected.

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    1. I am glad things were in check, too! I will touch base with you. Your paintings are so beautiful.

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  7. A beautiful scenic artwork Gloria. The mountains are wonderful and there's so much of interest in the foreground.
    All your renovations sound so sensible ... and your laundry would be so much more workable. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. Yes, although the room is the same size, it feels bigger.

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  8. Fabulous painting glad you achieved more wall space for art.
    Happy PPF

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  9. A very beautiful painting Gloria, it's a wonderful scene.

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  10. I really love this piece, it has a very peaceful feeling, I also have a pretty new fb art page, I'll check your page out :)

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  11. Luv that Mountain View. happy PPF

    much love...

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  12. Glad you have a much better situation with your doors. Your painting is beautiful and I love how you have captured the light. Happy PPF!

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  13. This is so gorgeous, Gloria. Interesting laundry room dilemma solved. Definitely put this painting up on some wall.

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    1. Thank you, Faye. Yes I am having a board cut to glue it to for framing.

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  14. I love the painting with the changes. Makes me homesick for my heart home.

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    1. Hi Sally. Thank you, where did you come from? Where did you end up currently?

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  15. I love the serenity of your landscape composition. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Arnoldo. I love the hugeness of the panorama, too!

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  16. It's a beautiful painting, you are very talented!

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  17. Wow, gorgeous painting Gloria! I like the serene atmosphere.... Isn't it a great feeling when you finally get to change things that have been bothering you :-)

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    1. Thank you, yes, it sure is. Both on the home front and in art.

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  18. Wonderful painting Gloria! Sometimes it's those small fixes that make the biggest difference!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thank you, Latane. here's to more Turmeric!

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  20. Wonderful depiction of Arizona ~ with your chosen palette and design ~ great job!

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful week ahead ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol. Have a good week.

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  21. Great combination of light and shadow...A picture to watch and relax.
    Have a good week ahead!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I love the effect of sunshine and shadow in a picture.

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  22. I visited teh area long ago and it looks as I remember. Lovely art. :)

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    1. I am sure you took wonderful photographs at the time, too. Thank you.

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  23. Oh it's lovely, I too am reworking a painting. I'm glad your home changes are going well.

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  24. YOu created a beautiful painting. I would love to visit Arizona one day. I hope you're renovation will continue to go well.

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  25. Beautiful painting Gloria! I was just in Tucson last week for the annual gem show. Your painting looks like the gorgeous mountains! Happy PPF :)

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  26. Lovely work! Would have loved to see the all the house updates too!

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  27. Amazing "South of Tucson". I look forward to following you on Facebook.

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